Laughlin Funeral Home
LAUGHLIN SERVICE FUNERAL HOME
2320 BOB WALLACE AVE S W
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35805-4725
(256) 534-2471

  

James C. Hayes


April 1, 1943 - January 30, 2013

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Dr. James C. Hayes, 69, of Huntsville, passed away Wednesday at a local hospital. Jim Hayes was born in Philadelphia, PA to Joseph and Sonia Hayes, who preceded him in death. Jim was raised in Arlington, VA and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1960. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he received a BS degree in electrical engineering. He continued his studies there and received his Master’s Degree and PhD in engineering science. Jim was known as a ‘Triple Domer’. He taught engineering at Purdue University, North Central campus from 1971 until 1984 when he moved to Huntsville and accepted a job at Colsa Corp. He retired in April 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne; son, Jeffrey Hayes of Tuscaloosa; daughter, Jennifer Melhiser (Jason) of Florence and grandson, Joseph Melhiser and step-grandson, Jack Ryan Melhiser.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. No services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.